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Elvis Presley (Singer)

The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death. I really didn't know what all the yelling was about...
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I like 's acting ... and... and . Quite a few of 'em I like.
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I'd like to thank the Jaycees for electing me as one of their outstanding young men. When I was a child, ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book. I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream I ever dreamed, has come true a hundred times... And these gentlemen over here, these are the type of people who care, they're dedicated, and they realize that it is possible that they might be building the kingdom of heaven, it's not just too far fetched, from reality. I'd like to say that I learned very early in life that "Without a song, the day would never end; without a song, a man ain't got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend — without a song." So I keep singing a song. Goodnight. Thank you.
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The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death. I really didn't know what all the yelling was about. I didn't realize that my body was moving. It's a natural thing to me. So to the manager backstage I said, "What'd I do? What'd I do?" And he said, "Whatever it is, go back and do it again."
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The image is one thing and the human being is another...it's very hard to live up to an image.
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Man, I was tame compared to what they do now. Are you kidding? I didn't do anything but just jiggle.
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A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It's my favorite part of the business — live concerts.
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'To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave.'
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Im not trying to be sexy. Its just my way of expressing myself when I move around.
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Do something worth remembering.
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People think you’re crazy if you talk about things they don’t understand.
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If things go wrong, don’t go with them.
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If any individual of our time can be said to have changed the world, Elvis Presley is the one. In his wake more than music is different. Nothing and no one looks or sounds the same. His music was the most liberating event of our era because it taught us new possibilities of feeling and perception, new modes of action and appearance, and because it reminded us not only of his greatness, but of our own potential.Greil Marcus in Mystery Train
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Louis Robinson, African American reporter, after interviewing Presley for Jet magazine on the raciost allegation.
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Mike Handley, narrator and TV/radio spokesman, in the The Jim Bohannon Show, airing on 600+ radio stations on the Westwood One Network.
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Elvis is everywhere. Elvis is everything. Elvis is everybody. Elvis is still the King.Mojo Nixon in Elvis is Everywhere
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Excerpted from an article entitled The Roots of Rockabilly: Examining the origins of a rock n roll movement, by John Balfe, and as published in www.entertainment.ie
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In the end, though, it is his voice above all, that lives on; from the very beggining as a bright and eager youngster capering around the SUN studios, exitedly hammering together two musical styles to create an unforgettable allow, all of his own, right up until the later years, spent booming out ballads in the massive auditoria that were his domain during the seventies - even during the frequently written-off Hollywood years-, his voice never let him down; it is impossible from this perspective to imagine a world without Elvis, his voice booming out from radios and computers, from spaceships circling the further reaches of the galaxy, his voice echoing back; in fact, it is almost inconceivable that any single individual could have made such a mark.Patrick Humphries discussing Elvis voice, in his introduction to his book The Secret History of the Classics
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After his show, Sammy Davis Jr said he would arrange for my wife Joyce and I to see the best entertainer in Las Vegas which, considering Sammy´s fame, was quite a compliment Once at the show, the audience was enthralled as the singer sang songs of every genre. And that evening I became a fan of Elvis Presley. Even today, particularly on Sundays when we do not get to church, Joyce and I listen to Elvis singing gospel songs.Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense, as cited in his memoirs Known and Unknown, published by the Penguin Group pp 128-29
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And as Charles de Gaulle made it into power, promising the colonial population in Algeria the 1,001 nights, and even as the Bastille seemed like it was never, ever to be taken again yet, in spite of it all, the voice of Elvis kept singing Good Rockin tonightportions of Claude Moine`s adaptation, in French see below, of Eddy Mitchell`s cover of Elvis Good Rocking tonight
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Author Ken Sharp, in the introduction to his book, Writing for the King: The songs and writers behind them, as published in American Songwriter.com
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Elvis range was about two and a quarter octaves, as measured by musical notation, but his voice had an emotional range from tender whispers to sighs down to shouts, grunts, grumbles and sheer gruffness that could move the listener from calmness and surrender, to fear. His voice can not be measured in octaves, but in decibels; even that misses the problem of how to measure delicate whispers that are hardly audible at all.Lindsay Waters, Executive Editor for the Humanities at Harvard University Press, in his essay Come softly, darling, hear what I say.
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Funk, soul and R&B composer, musician and actor Rick James, from his autobiography Glow, quoting BB King as the person who set him straight about Presleys true love and respect for the blues.
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I am reminded of a comment made shortly after the death of Elvis Presley by a musician he had worked with. He pointed out that despite an impressive vocal range of two and a half octaves and something approaching perfect pitch, Elvis was perfectly willing to sing off-key when he thought the song required it. Those off-key notes were art.Patrick H. Adkins, The Dream Vaults of Opar
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Rock critic Robert Christgau, from his article entitled, The King and I, as published in www.robertchristgau.com.
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The first time I met him I was blown away, I just looked at him and said, damn, you about the best looking thing I ever did see, kinda wish I was a girl right
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Top producer and guitarrist Louis Shelton, a member of the Musicians Hall of Fame known for his extraordinary recording session contributions to Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, amongst numerous others, answering a question on those who inspired him to become a musician, from an interview by John Reid on Jazz Radio.
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